NIST Cybersecurity Guidance for Small Business Likely Forthcoming

The US House of Representatives has passed legislation similar to that recently passed by the Senate that would require the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to produce cybersecurity guidance that will be aimed at helping small businesses. The NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act of 2017 would include NIST’s creating guidelines, tools, and best [...]

Musings about the Equifax Data Breach

This is intended to be an old-fashioned "blog" about thoughts on the Equifax data breach. It will be ongoing so please check back regularly. Topics Media interviews and commentary We are seeing shame hacking taken to a new level Will I lead a consumer class action lawsuit against Equifax? Lawsuits and investigations against Equifax What [...]

IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 proposed by Senate Cybersecurity Caucus

On August 1, 2017, the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus introduced the "Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017," bi-partisan legislation focused on establishing minimum security requirements for the federal procurement of Internet connected devices (#IoT). The legislation is directed at vendors who supply IoT devices to the federal government. It requires that such products are [...]

Cybersecurity Legal Issues: What you really need to know (slides)

Shawn Tuma delivered the presentation Cybersecurity Legal Issues: What you really need to know at a Cybersecurity Summit sponsored by the Tarleton State University School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies' Institute for Homeland Security, Cybercrime and International Criminal Justice. The presentation was on September 13, 2016 at the George Bush Institue. The following are the slides [...]

Explaining why Ashley Madison evidence was excluded

In this video, Shawn Tuma explains why the Ashley Madison court ruled that the plaintiffs cannot use evidence the hackers stole from Ashley Madison's database. Here is a link to the Order. https://youtu.be/ek9p6Iqfxdk ______________________ Shawn Tuma (@shawnetuma) is a business lawyer with an internationally recognized reputation in cybersecurity, computer fraud and data privacy law. He [...]